Good day fam! It seems like we’ve never written anything close to dumplings yet, today we’ll be walking you through these 10 spots where you can get good dumplings. As we know, there are many kinds of dumplings but fret not, we’ll be specific because this article is all about the traditional Chinese dumplings (Jiao Zi).
10 Spots For Dumplings Lover To Crank Up The Heat
1. Taiwan Kochabi @ Burma Road
Taiwan Kochabi is a Taiwan restaurant that has been standing strong for almost a decade and is still popular. Although its highlighted dish is Minced Pork Rice, dumplings are the side dishes people will always order. They sell watery-well-steamed dumplings and pan-fried dumplings that are simply crusty and rich in flavor. Furthermore, there are also dumplings soup and dumplings noodles available that you really, really need to try!
Address: 229, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 12 PM– 10 PM (Closes on Wednesday)
Contact: 04-227 5048
2. Din Tai Feng @ Gurney Plaza
People who’ve been to Din Tai Feng know that XiaoLongBao is the most popular of all time. However, when people are enjoying XiaoLongBao, they tend to miss out Din Tai Feng’s dumplings that are very-very delicious. They sell these traditional dumplings with different fillings, from pork, shrimps, and vegetables to Grouper Fish, you name it! You might find these dumplings kinda pricey but trust us, it’s worth a try.
Address: Gurney Dr, Georgetown, 10250 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM (Sunday-Friday), 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM (Saturday)
Contact: 04-293 3634
3. Wei Fang Bao Zi @ Mount Erskine Road
This place is managed by a pair of husband and wife all the way from China. Authentic dumplings recipe from China is what they are known for. They serve both pan-fried and steamed dumplings in a bowl that is huge comparing to other places. People usually order a load of it since they are extremely cheap in such a size. This is a very popular spot among students who are looking to save money and eat fancily at the same time!
Address: 80-H, Jalan Mount Erskine, Taman Teguh, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 9 AM – 3 PM, 5 PM – 9 PM (Closes on Monday)
Contact: 017-435 0832
4. New World Park Food Court @ Burma Road
New World Park Food Court is a popular place for Penangites who work nearby as well as people who seek for both light meal and heavy meal. Hidden inside the food court, there’s a shop-lot that sells dumplings that are pretty decent. The meats fillings are quite rich and the price is acceptable, so don’t worry to have loads of them on your table!
Address: Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 10 AM –5 PM (Opens Daily)
Contact: 017-483 9683
5. Occupied Beach Street @Beach Street
Beach Street is the street that comes alive every Sunday and is always occupied. Heh. Some go for performance, some for boredom but there are actually numerous who go for food and that’s what we call Foodies. Handmade dumplings are available every Sunday and are all are freshly made on the spot! They are selling at RM7 for 5 pieces of steam or fried dumplings. Handcrafted by a young lady from China, she brings authenticity with her and serves everyone with a smile doing something she enjoys.
The dumplings are indeed juicy and are timed correctly, making sure it achieves bounciness on the outside and tenderness inside.
Address: 10200, 8-16, Beach St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 7 AM – 1 PM (Every Sunday)
6. Red Garden Food Paradise @ Lebuh Leith
Red Garden Food Paradise is a very popular F&B spot among Penangites and tourists. No doubt there’s a dumpling selling shop-lot sitting tightly inside. As usual, pan-fried and steamed ones are available. The pan-fried dumplings might look ordinary but it’s actually fairly crunchy. The fillings are fine but the highlights are the skin that is most of the time thick and thin at the same time. The price is tolerable since that it’s inside a popular F&B spot.
Address: 20, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 5:30 PM – 2 AM (Monday-Saturday), 5:30 PM – 12 AM (Sunday)
Contact: 012-421 6767 (Red Garden Food Paradise Number)
7. Moonshop Gallery
Moonshop Gallery is located in the middle of the streets where foods come alive. You’ll find yourself ordering homemade dumplings that are indeed a delicacy. The skin of the dumplings suit perfectly with the ambiance and they’re pretty juicy! Who wouldn’t want to enjoy crispy pan-fried dumplings in peace?
Address: 38, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 11 AM – 7 PM (Opens Daily)
Contact: 016-467 4011
8. Aji Noren
This is the place where you’d find crazy queues every time they open for business. Serving Japanese style dumplings, also known as Gyoza, this place has an amazing reputation for their food. The Gyozas are well made and the meat fillings are just, yum! Moreover, the brown on the outside tells you how well-pan-fried they are so you can enjoy the dumplings with a smile.
Address: 98-G-35, Prima Tanjung, Jalan Fettes, Kampung Belachan, 11200 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 12 PM – 2 PM, 6 PM – 10 PM (Closes on Monday)
Contact: 04-899 4720
9. Edo Ichi
Edo Ichi is one of the most high-end Japanese food restaurants in Penang, undoubtedly it serves amazingly delicious Gyoza. The Gyoza can be a little bit pricey but we can tell you it’s really worth it. Despite that, The Gyozas are golden on the outside but steamy on the inside. Followed by its vinegar sauce, it’s perfect! We do suggest to leave it 5 minutes after served because that’s when the flavor is brought up.
Address: G04,G05&G06, Island Plaza, 118, Jalan Tanjong Tokong, Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 6 PM – 10 PM (Monday-Thursday), 11:30 AM – 10 PM (Friday-Sunday)
Contact: 04-890 3199
10. Ippudo @ Gurney Plaza
Everyone knows that Ippudo sells ramen but lots of people go for their side dishes too. Ippudo is a high-end ramen restaurant so let’s be prepared with the price. The Gyoza looks kinda packed that’s because the fillings are maximized to end people’s craves. Being warm inside out is the best time to enjoy Ippudo’s Gyoza! Don’t find it weird when people stare at you eating Gyoza, that’s because your face can tell how nice it is.
Address: 170-G-37, 37A, Persiaran Gurney, Plaza Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 11 AM – 11 PM (Opens Daily)
Contact: 04-293 6998
Penang’s Dumplings Needs No Gamblings
You might think that overseas dumplings are better but you are wrong because Penang has all of ’em. We think that dumplings are really a necessity because they’re so fine~ What about you? Are dumplings your weakness too? Leave your comments right below!